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What language is the khutba in?

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What is the language of the khutba? Can you do it in Arabic, then translate it in english or is it in Arabic only?

Also, can you do part of it in Arabic and then the rest in english?


Please could you reply to this soon.



Al-Jawab Billahi At-Taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

It is Sunnah for the Friday and two Eid Khutbahs to be in Arabic, and the opposite of this, which is to perform the Khutbah in another language is an innovation (Bid`a) [Sharh Muwatta by Shah Waliullah, Kitaab-ul-Adhkaar of an-Nawawi and Durr-e-Mukhtaar, Shuroot-as-Salaah,Sharh-ul-Ihyaa]

To deliver the Khutbah in any language other than Arabic is strictly forbidden. (Umdatur Ridaaya, footnote Sharah Wiqaayah vol. 1 p. 200)

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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